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. >> reporter: good afternoon, elizabeth. now, the san francisco unified school district leaders say they understand this is a difficult day for everybody. for some parents, the hardest part of the day was simply letting go of their children's hands as they went to school. time you do -- every time you do it there's a little twinge. but they love it here and they feel safe. so we're trying to foster that and let them know that things happen. >> reporter: bob has two children that go to lakeshore school. >> it's unbelievable. i mean, there's no -- you know, i try to not have avoidance be my main defense but in this case that's part of what i need to keep going. >> reporter: he and his wife made sure their kids knew the shooting in connecticut was an isolated incident and didn't go into much detail. coping with last week's devastating tragedy has parents and teachers across the country reaching out for help. >> all the parents were very scared, you know, wherever you are but, you know, there's a lot of kids involved. >> reporter: san francisco unified school district along with othe
. >> thank you. >>> some new calls for san francisco's sheriff to step down. a women's rights group is behind a new petition. cbs reporter elizabeth wenger is live at city hall to explain how this may be planting the seed for a future recall against sheriff ross mirkarimi. >> reporter: good afternoon. that's right. there's actually a meeting being held now in the mayor's office at city hall. it's about the citywide effort to stop domestic violence called peace at home. it's about putting up billboards, bus ads, talking about putting a stop to this. folks like the mayor and the district attorney, who are actually heading this meeting, have been talking a lot recently about curbing ross mirkarimi's power on different domestic violence issues and some people have actually gone even further than that. check out this website. this is rossresign.org an online petition calling on the san francisco sheriff to step down and avoid a costly recall effort. they want 50,000 signatures. right before this meeting started, we talked to the president of the board of supervisors and the district attorney. they
in oregon, thank you. >>> quick action by san francisco police officers likely saved the life of a minutes old baby this morning. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is live at san francisco general hospital. cate, this is a bizarre story. what happened? >> reporter: michelle, that baby boy is here at sf general in the neonatal unit expected to survive due to two police officers and a shelter worker who called 911. it was 2 a.m. when a woman started pounding on the doors of the providence baptist church shelter. she was covered in blood and said she had a baby. a person opened the doors and told kcbs radio what he saw. >> i didn't even know she had a baby. so... that's why i was like, what's going on? i didn't -- at that time i was like trying to put all the pieces together. she was leaking blood so i'm like -- [ indiscernible ] , you know... i was scared for her. >> reporter: dorsey called 911. the woman left and came back with the baby in her arms. >> she was hysterical, saying she wanted to come in she wanted to come in at first. and then when she came back with the baby, she did not want to c
are investigating a bizarre incident in san francisco leaving one man dead and a woman with critical injuries. around 8:30 last night the pair were found tied and gagged and badly injured in the middle of bruce sell street. both were -- brussel street. both were transported to the hospital where the woman passed away. police have no motive or so suspect@this time. >>> the ntsb is investigating the crash that killed superstar jenni rivera. garr garr tells us she -- theresa garcia tells us she was on her way to mexico to spend time with family and friends. >> it is so sad we have to go through that, but this is life. >> reporter: jenni rivera died when the learjet she was on crashed in northern mexico early sunday morning. the 43-year-old had just wrapped up a concert in monterey and was headed to the mexico city area. everywhere on board died, including her publicist, lawyer and make up artist. she sold 15 million records and in october won artist of the year at the billboard mexican music awards. >> she is the celina, the elvis presley. she will be in history for many, many years. >> repor
as the tradition of helping others continues. it's a san francisco tradition here. one that brought back volunteers like daniel maxwell for the past eight years. we saw him here last month. >> for me to come here and spend three hours of my morning to know that someone will be receiving something good and it makes me feel good. >> reporter: it also brings in first timers like marie who made a last minute decision. >> we have to give back in some way. i can't give money because i'm not oprah. at least, you know, i can give my time and i'm willing to volunteer and help where i can. >> reporter: cecil williams and volunteers have given back to the local community for almost 30 years through this program. >> we should love people enough so that the people will understand that all of us together make it happen. if we are separated and isolated we can't make it together. >> reporter: before the crack of dawn volunteers worked to prepare almost five thousand meals. today more than 650 people signed up to help. organizers say volunteer spots fill up in hours. getting help beyond the holidays is the conc
for it. people turned in about 600 firearms in oakland and san francisco expecting $200 catch for each one. the san francisco megaboys including had to hand out ious after handing back a12 weapons. >> i was ready to shut it down walk out and tell the crowd that's all we got, i'm sorry, maybe we'll do it another day but the chief suhr said oh, no, no. we have all these guns, we have to get them. >> the result is they gave out 157 notes promising money. that's $31,000 in ious due in four days. but the chief of police now says he has found the money and is expected to announce who it's coming from later today. >>> it's cold this morning. most people felt it and saw it. frost covered car windows there. drives in the north bay had to scrape off their -- drivers in the north bay had to scrape off their windshields. let's check with liz. >> like chicago around here! not quite. but we did have several freeze warnings in effect especially in the north bay. they have all expired by now about four hours ago but this is how cold we got this morning. 21st century in napa and petaluma, 25 in napa --
: this began when supporters of prop 8 appealed the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals in san francisco's decision to declare the measure unconstitutional. >> the court has been waiting to gather all ten of these cases together and then they are going to make some kind of decision, either grant review in some of them or all of them or none of them. they could do anything. >> reporter: cbs 5 legal expert rory little says the delay means nothing in the eyes of the court. the timeline for the appeals process will still play out the same. >> if they grant review in any of these cases, next friday, there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: if the court denies review, we could see changeses early as two weeks from now. the case will come back to the ninth circuit. once a mandate is filed, then same-sex marriage license can be issued. if they grant review, the status quo is maintained until the appeals process plays out. professor little says he expects if the court grants review, we will k
: alameda county has an unemployment rate of 8.6% compared to san francisco county's 6.8%. numbers like these leave him puss stolid why so few people showed up. >> and emeryville hasn't been the same, but maybe it's because of the holiday and people are busy but at the same time, if you are look for a job from my experience, it doesn't matter what the time of the season is. >> reporter: the company put out the word through several online job sites for the past week. rivero says they still have 100 positions to fill and they need to fill them fast. training starts next week. now, the job fair will go until 8:00 tonight. the president of the this black bear diner tells me they are hiring all kinds of positions, part time and full time and they will be hiring here on the spot. reporting live in emeryville, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> maybe that bear will help attract some applicants, cate. thank you so many. >>> negotiations to end the crabbers strike will get going again this afternoon. it's been six days since the boats went out and dungeness crab is hard to find in stores and restaurants.
, and shopper here in san francisco are making the final push for the perfect present. >> making my last rounds before i head back home. >>reporter: was the day before christmas, and the shoppers were out. >> shoppers have realized christmas is tomorrow and they need to get their presents. >>reporter: this year's holiday shopping got off to a strong start with enthusiastic shoppers taking advantage of holiday specials, but since then shoppers have cut back on spending. the early morning hours of the mall were less crowded than anticipated. shopper track, which monitors consumer behavior predicted sales growth of 3.3%. they just cut that number to two 1/2%. analysts say the aftermath of super storm sandy and newtown connecticut shootings and possibility of higher taxes have people watching the bottom line, but here in the bay area consumer spending is following the normal trend. >> we had a spike black friday, a strong first two weeks of december, then it kind of let off and now it's back with a furry. >>reporter: a fury they hope translates to higher sales and holiday smiles. retailers count o
are cleaning up the mess that was left behind. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in san francisco with a family that's feeling lucky today. >> reporter: while it is bad here at home, it could have been much worse. crews are right now in the process of cleaning up after this massive tree fell on the home. >> i was asleep. i woke up and there was a tree in my house. >> reporter: it was much worse than the alarm clock at 7:30 this morning. this 100-foot cypress tree snapped and fell on this home on russian hill crashing through the roof of the master bedroom. >> four feet close as my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> reporter: a neighbor got a rude awakening, too. >> i just heard the most massive crash that you could ever imagine. >> reporter: then she looked out of her window. >> then a saw a wall of water i guess that came off the tree after it hit the house. >> reporter: the tree also richard down a power line. >> it's dangerous. >> reporter: a neighbor happens to be part of a neighborhood group that's been campaigning for six months to get all uti
makovec joins us live from downtown san francisco just to see if there are any good deals yet. >> reporter: it is a procrastinators paradise here in union square minus the rain, that's unfortunate for people carrying their shopping bags around today. we caught up with plenty of people taking advantage of shopping opportunities. >> procrastination? i thought we had more time and here it is the last weekend. >> reporter: this could shape up to beat out the black friday shopping rush. retail tracking forecasts that thursday, friday, saturday and sunday look four of the ten busiest shopping days of the year for brick and mortar stores. >> last-minute shopping for her brother and my wife. >> reporter: the calendar is one factor in this weekend's rush with christmas on a tuesday. late shoppers have a long weekend to prepare for holiday festivities. >> i'm trying to fit a lot of stuff in put up christmas lights outside because i haven't done that yet. and maybe wrap some things. and finish a gingerbread house. >> reporter: why did she hold off on shopping? >> ran out of money. [ laughter ] >> re
crab in. by all predictions i've heard this should be worked out by christmas. in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> nine months after a rash of robberies on the carquinez bridge miss have three suspects in -- police have three suspects in custody. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in vallejo where officials just announced the results of a long investigation. >> reporter: these arrests were part of an effort by chp, transportation agencies and local law enforcement. >> in case was an excellent example of law enforcement working together for our common goal of public safety. >> reporter: chp investigators through surveillance video and evidence were able to tie at least three of the ten robberies to three vallejo men. >> in the past 7 days, two of the suspects were arrested and a third is also in custody. he was already in custody on an unrelated matter. >> reporter: the suspects would wear masks making it difficult to identify them through video. one big clue in the case the cars used in the robberies were stolen and the three suspects were known car thieves. >> we kn
on that and the rest of your weather in a few minutes. >> thank you. >>> an apartment fire in san francisco forced more than two dozen residents out into the cold this morning. the call came at about 5:30 a.m. smoke and flames were seen on the third floor of the building at 119 broad street. residents were evacuated. one firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation. but no word yet on the cause. >>> around the bay area now, a japanese diplomat pleaded guilty to two domestic violence charges in a redwood city courtroom today. the 32 was accused of abusing his wife for years. dozens of other charges were dropped in the plea deal. he faces up to a year in jail and will be on probation for two years. he is the vice consul for >> in san francisco. >>> police have arrested the third suspect in the case of a bay area handyman held hostage and beaten. richard rodriguez, jr., turned himself in last night. police say rodriguez and two others beat the handyman and forced him to make repairs following a dispute over repair work done at a relative's home. the handyman escaped at a gas station. two our suspects are
. this is a view of alameda. you can see san francisco there in the distance, the bay bridge. temperatures are cool. low to mid-50s by later on this afternoon. low 50s right now. it's because this high is in place for now but watch this. this is that low that's going to bring us showers as soon as friday afternoon. it is getting closer towards the bay area. light rain we're anticipating. increasing clouds overnight friday morning and early friday afternoon, scattered showers throughout the day much of the day friday and right there into saturday morning, the first half of saturday looks wet. so your afternoon highs we are seeing a lot of low to mid-50s kind of similar actually to yesterday around this time. 54 in oakland. 52 in fremont. 52 in san rafael. and 51 out in livermore. by later on this afternoon. your overnight temperatures cool, as well. not quite freezing but look at some of of these temperatures in the valleys, fairfield 34 as well as livermore. a little milder in san francisco, going to see mid-40s overnight tonight. so here's your forecast over the next several days. this is the dry
on the steps of san francisco city hall again today. the board of supervisors will give final approval to a citywide ban on nudity this afternoon. opponents stripped down inside the hearing last month when the ordinance was initially approved. the new code would keep people from being naked on city streets, plazas, sidewalks and other public spaces without exceptions permitted for parades, fairs or festivals. >>> right now one lane of highway 1 near devil's slide is closed in san mateo county. caltrans is working to stabilize the road after rain over the weekend. the goal is to prevent further erosion before new storms arrive. one-way traffic controls are in effect between linda mar boulevard and the north portal area at devil's slide. two-way road should open about 3:00. >>> a transformer blew at the van ness station at 5:45 freezing the system yesterday leaving the muni system paralyzed. crews fixed it overnight. normal service resumed about 5 a.m. >>> new developments in the controversy surrounding alameda county's drone program. the board of supervisors chose not to review a budget
of the nation's airports. but there are delays because of bad weather. we checked in with san francisco international airport just a short time ago. they say right now, flights to and from the new york region are delayed by up to an hour. that's because of a big storm hitting the northeast. >>> that storm is packed with tornadoes and snow flurries. cbs reporter danielle nottingham tells us six deaths are blamed on this powerful system. >> reporter: the clean-up is beginning in the gulf states after a series of tornadoes hit on christmas day. >> whoa! it's right here, it's right here! >> reporter: in mobile, alabama, twisters ripped roofs off homes and toppled trees in texas. in all, more than 100,000 are without power across most of the south. >> i was screaming and hollering, i mean, i was just scared to death. >> reporter: the national weather service recorded at least 34 tornadoes from texas to alabama. the same storm system is bringing snow to the midwest from oklahoma to pennsylvania. blizzard warnings are out from arkansas to maine. in indianapolis, white-out conditions are making
to moved train off the tracks at 9:00. delays were as long as 30 minutes. >>> san francisco's municipal railway marks its 100th anniversary today and to celebrate muni is providing free rides to everyone on board that. includes all the buses, light rain lines and yes, even the cable cars are free. while some riders have their gripes, they are grateful for the free ride today. >> i know muni gets a lot of flack for not always being on time, but it generally gets me where i'm going. so i just hope they can maybe be a little more on time on their 100th anniversary and i'll be excited. >> i think it's great that they're celebrating in a way that helps everyone, too. everyone can participate in the birthday. >> sure can. the free passes started this morning and will continue until 5:00 tomorrow morning, but a heads up. muni is running on a holiday schedule all this week for new year's. >>> well, it's an impressive list. president obama, john boehner, nancy pelosi and harry reid, many mitch -- mitch mcconnell all in one room. danielle nottingham tells us it maybe the last chance to get any k
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